• (4.6) 28 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,218$15,738
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 180-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2012 Buick Verano

Our Take on the 2012 Buick Verano

Editor's note: What follows is preliminary information for the 2012 Buick Verano. Check back later for full details: The Buick Verano is a new compact sedan that features familiar Buick styling cues including a chrome waterfall grille, blue-tinted projector-beam headlights and porthole appl... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Unremarkable gas mileage
  • Clumsy handling
  • Sightlines
  • Backseat room
  • Busy center controls

Notable Features

  • New compact sedan for 2012
  • 180-hp four-cylinder
  • Standard six-speed automatic
  • Related to Chevrolet Cruze

2012 Buick Verano Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

The all-new 2012 Buick Verano is as new and youthful as it gets for this brand trying to shake off the image of an automaker that caters to grandparents. The Verano's driving mannerisms are neither squishy nor floaty, and I never once left the blinker on too long during my test drive. The 2012 Verano isn't a land yacht laden with a velour-tufted front bench seat; it's a compact... Read full review for the 2012 Buick Verano

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Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 28 reviews

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Passion For Driving

by JES from Amarillo, TX on March 12, 2013

I took my '12 Verano about a week ago & yesterday I took her out on a 481 mile road trip. Driving to relax is what I like to do & as much as I enjoyed taking the Saturn out I hit the jackpot with this... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Buick Verano Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Buick Verano Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Buick Verano Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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